15 min care makeover film

UNISON has today released an excellent film on facebook and twitter demonstrating that it is impossible to provide good care in 15 min. The short film features actress Claire Sweeney and we would urge you to share as wide as possible on social media and encourage people to sign the petition. The government has slashed councils’ social care budgets, leaving […]

Blog: Durham Miners Gala

It was a huge honour to be invited by the  Durham Miners Association to address the Big Meeting on Saturday, especially when that meant sharing the platform with so many great speakers and representatives of our movement. In particular, it was a pleasure to be alongside Angela Rayner and Jeremy Corbyn – two great UNISON […]

UNISON launches e petition against police cuts

Following on from the announcement by Northumbria Police on 26th June that they will close three police stations and radically alter the opening times of others within the Force, UNISON has launched an e petition to encourage the public to become involved.

Public Sector Workers March at Miners’ Gala

The General Election has mobilised hundreds of thousands of people who want to see real change in society.  The disastrous Conservative government policies of austerity which were about making some of the most vulnerable people pay for an economic crisis not of their making have been exposed as not delivering for the majority of people.  […]

Northumbria Police’s planned station closures are far too radical says UNISON

This week (Monday) Northumbria Police announced to staff, along with local MPs and councillors their plans to close three police stations and radically alter the times when the public will have access to other stations in the Northumbria area. At present eleven stations are open to the public 24 hours 7 days a week however, […]

National Delegates Conference update 4

Update 4 NDC Issue 4 Friday 23rd June 2017 In this issue Emergency composite 1 – After the General Election Motion 14 – Mental health champions First timer My first conference Thoughts of a first time delegate NHS Bursarys – The fight is NOT over Motion 106 – Shared branch resource centres Motion 5 – […]

National Delegates Conference update 3

Update 3 NDC Issue 3 Thursday 22nd June 2017 In this issue Working globally for LGBT rights Organising in homecare First time delegate Motion 35 – Affordable housing Message from Nicky, Linda and Clare Save our South Tyneside Hospitals Campaign Motion 59 – Child marriage is child labour Motion 61 – Working globally for LGBT […]

National Delegates Conference update 2

Update 2 NDC Issue 2 Wednesday 21st June 2017 In this issue Speech by Dave Prentis Getting the public on our side – public service campaigning Motion 2 – Organising and growing our membership in private contractors Developing an organising branch Motion 57 – A living pension Show racism the red card International rally Feedback […]

National Delegates Conference update 1

Our first update from NDC is out! NDC Issue 1 Tuesday 20th June 2017 In this issue Welcome to conference Motion 55 – UNISON and the WASPI Campaign Motion 18 – Stepping up the campaign against bullying and harassment Reflecting on LG conference Motion 33 – STPs – the future of the NHS? Composite C […]

General election 2017 – The NHS

With the election upon us UNISON considers its 5 key demands for the NHS: Increase NHS Funding Provide decemt pay and reinstate the NHS bursary Guarantee the right to remain for EU staff Put patients firsts and half privatisation Improve the working lives of health staff On Thursday June 8th use your vote to save our […]

12 new stewards join the team

Last week saw 12 UNISON members complete their accredited steward training at Middlesbrough’s Football Club. These UNISON members were from a range of branches in the South of the Region – South Tees, Middlesbrough, Teesside University, Redcar & Cleveland, Durham and TEWV all of which cover various employers ranging from Multi Academy Trusts, Probation, NHS, Higher Education, Carillion, […]